Sick leave payment


Q. My son has a temporary appointment with a federal agency. Will he receive a cash payout for unused sick leave if the appointment is terminated or if he resigns?

A. No, he won’t. Unused sick leave has no cash value. Note: If he returned to work for the government at some later date that sick leave would be restored and available for him to use.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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